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Moon Light World Map

The map below shows where the Moon is visible from the Earth, depending on weather conditions and moon phases.
The white dot Moon symbol symbolizes the position of the Moon, and the yellow sun Sun symbol symbolizes the position of the sun.

Map showing which part of the Earth the Moon is currently above the horizon at.

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Moon phase

Fraction of moon illuminated: 99%

Previous phaseFirst QuarterThursday, December 20, 2012 at 5:19 AM
Next phaseFull MoonFriday, December 28, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 09:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 48' North, Longitude: 159° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.64 meters/second, 1510.7 km/hour, 938.7 miles/hour or 815.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.65 miwest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 misouth15.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 39.4"938.45 miwest0° 01' 16.0"1.46 misouth938.52 mi
24 hours11° 42' 49.2"757.63 mieast0° 57' 10.4"65.55 misouth762.80 mi

Locations with the moon near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with moon near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LihueWed 11:52 PM145 km90 miles78 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluWed 11:52 PM229 km142 miles124 nmEast-northeast ENE
WailukuWed 11:52 PM363 km226 miles196 nmEast E
HiloWed 11:52 PM527 km327 miles285 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayWed 10:52 PM1941 km1206 miles1048 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 PM2115 km1314 miles1142 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 9:52 PM2901 km1802 miles1566 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroThu 9:52 PM3450 km2144 miles1863 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandThu 9:52 PM3488 km2167 miles1883 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 PM3557 km2210 miles1920 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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